Testing Office

There are currently no office hours for the testing office, however WE ARE STILL OPEN. You can contact us at 718-368-4975 or you can email us at Testing@kbcc.cuny.edu,​ and someone will get back to you.


Testing Office Hours of Operation


Location Room

(718) 368-4975

Welcome to the Testing Office at Kingsborough Community College. We are located in the T-6 building at the back end of the Kingsborough campus.

The Testing Office is responsible for administering a variety of exams, including the CUNY Assessment Test in Writing (CATW) and the Ability to Benefit (ATB) test.

CUNY Proficiency Requirements: The City University of New York (CUNY) requires all students to demonstrate proficiency in English (reading and writing) and math in order to enroll in credit-bearing courses in the associated subject.  Students may establish proficiency in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, meeting benchmark scores  on the SAT, ACT, and New York State Regents exams.

Starting with the spring 2020 entering class, students who do not meet benchmark scores will no longer be administered a placement test; rather, CUNY will use a proficiency index to determine developmental education assignment. The proficiency index combines overall high school grade point average with SAT and/or Regents exam scores.  There are separate proficiency indexes for English and math. 

English as  a Second Language (ESL): Students who are designated as ESL, and do not meet the proficiency requirements, and do not have a H.S. diploma from the United States, will be required to take the CUNY Assessment Test in Writing (CATW) to determine appropriate course placement.

Once you are accepted to Kingsborough, the testing office will contact you with information on when to come in for the CATW. 

Exemption information is available on the CUNY Website, which you can access by clicking here. Testing FAQs 

Test Preparation Resources